Across the country, skiers and riders have been banding together, creating backcountry alliances that promote and protect their surrounding mountain ranges. And in Backcountry Magazine’s own backyard, the same phenomenon is occurring thanks to the Vermont Backcountry Alliance and localized groups like Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA).
Finding the Line: New Bjarne Salen film to follow sister skiers in their pursuit to understand what it means to be afraid
Filmmaker Bjarne Salen, producer of the acclaimed 2015 film Eclipse, has recently announced that he will be producing a ski documentary to be released fall 2017 called Finding the Line in which he will follow two sisters and ski athletes Nat and Anna Segal in their search to understand fear. The Segal sisters will use snowy mountains and big lines as backdrops to explore the subject of fear and how it affects them in their pursuit of professional skiing.
In March of 2014, an all-female crew, including Martha and Pip Hunt, McKenna Peterson, Nat Segal, Meghan Kelly and photographer Kt Miller set out to sea. Their goal: to sail from Ísafjörður, Iceland to Nuuk, Greenland (located on the west coast), all while skiing first descents throughout Greenland. And the mission, which was entirely wind- and human-powered, aimed […]
Yesterday, Ski The East released “Chic Choc Chicks,” a short video that follows my friend Paige Fitzgerald and me on a backcountry trip to Québec’s Chic Choc Mountains last winter. The snow was incredible, the mountains were beautiful and big, and the vistas over the Saint Lawrence Seaway were spectacular. What I remember most from trips with Paige, however, is how much fun it is to travel in the backcountry with other women.
Daniel Rönnbäck talks extreme photography in the film “AR Family Video Portrait: Daniel Ronnback ‘Follow the Mountain’”
Is photography a dream job for mountain lovers? Maybe, but for 28-year-old Daniel Rönnbäck, it has taken hard work both mentally and physically to get to where he is. In the recent film AR Family Video Portrait: Daniel Ronnback “Follow the Mountain,” produced by Armada Skis, Rönnbäck narrates his own professional story.
Last week, Bjarne Salén, producer for Endlessflow Films, released Turns and Curves, a short film featuring Italian freeskier and mountaineer Giulia Monego and her motivation to continue mountain exploration in the face of recent personal loss.
The Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC) is taking strides toward increasing access to terrain through the clearing and opening of the Braintree Mountain Forest in Braintree, Vermont. And in their latest film, Shared Lines, Vermont-based T-Bar films matches VTBC’s story with stoke from last year’s deep Vermont winter.
When you think of Scotland, The Loch Ness Monster, Haggis and Braveheart are things that come to mind—not skiing. But on Sunday, Puzzle Media released Late, a short film about a group of British skiers who set out on a 20-day tour in April to search for snow and big lines in the Scottish Highlands’ Glencoe region and Nevis Range.
Last March, photographer Reuben Krabbe’s dream was realized. He had a vision of traveling to the Arctic Circle to nab a ski photograph during a full solar eclipse—meeting that goal is captured in “Eclipse,” the award-winning film released today.
A solar eclipse is imbued with mystical meaning—many cultures believe it’s a time when demons or animals consume the sun. While astronomers have now provided us with a scientific answer for this rare phenomenon, it remains a curiosity and the inspiration for the newly released episode of Salomon Freeski TV, Eclipse.